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Optical Tracking Telescope, PiScope #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Awesome project from tobykurien on GitHub:

An optical tracking telescope using OpenCV, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and 3D printed parts being built at House4Hack.

Goals

  • Basic astrophotography with a cheap and simple telescope and mount
  • Experiment with OpenCV on a telescope
  • Optical tracking with OpenCV
  • Real-time image stacking and display on an LCD screen
  • Use software to make up for the simple hardware

Read more on GitHub, House4Hack, and Toby Kurien’s site

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2358Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!

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Raspberry Pi Garage Door Opener #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Via Instructibles user quartarian

Project Overview:
What we will be doing is turning the Raspberry Pi into a small web server. When you access the webserver from your browser of choice, you will have a big button that triggers the garage door via a relay. We will wire a very basic circuit to the Pi’s GPIO pins and upload a website that triggers the circuit. When the relay is triggered, it closes the circuit hooked up to the garage motor and opens the garage.

Why would anyone want to do this?
Well, my garage door opener was broke and this was cheaper than replacing the other system. As an added plus though, you could wire up additional sensors and be able to make sure your garage is closed remotely if your were so inclined.

See full project details here!


2358Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!

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Community Corner – April 29, 2016: The Featured Projects from this Week

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Featured Adafruit Google+ Community Project

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Ingmar Stapel posted his awesome Floppy Disk Robot project this week in our Community. It looks great!

Today I finished my Floppy Disk Robot with mecanum wheels.

The robot is powered by four DC Motors and a Raspberry Pi 3. I control the robot via a web interface with live video streaming. At the moment only one L298N H-Bridge is used as motor driver and the robot is not able to control each motor separately. I need to update the motor driver to enable the robot to drive omnidirectional driving maneuvers. (read more)


Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog

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This week on the blog we featured Instructables user Rockathon’s super silly Internet of Toots (IoT): A Social Whoopee Cushion project.

Check out the full write-up here.

Putting a rubber balloon on someone’s chair? Pfffft. So last century.

Firing off digital flatulence at will by tweeting at a small hidden device? Yes please!

Perhaps you’ve heard about the IoT (Internet of Toots) and want in on the action? Well you’re in luck, because I’m here to show you how to hack together your very own wifi whoopee cushion. For just a few bucks you can make your own smart fart machine, and send rude noises to your friends from anywhere! (read more)


Check out previous Community Corner posts here!

There are people making amazing things around the world, are you one of them? Join Adafruit Community! And check out scores of projects they shared this week after the jump!


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Community Corner! Sharing and celebrating the creative community: Show and tell, Ask an Engineer, mailbag, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, “Makers, hackers, artists & engineers. Sharing, learning and celebrating making!

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Tiny USB-to-Lightning charging cable

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I was at a conference last week and a woman asked if I had a charging cable for her iPhone. I let her borrow my inCharge cable ($12 on Amazon), which uses magnets to securely fold around a keychain. It comes with the keyring. incharge2

Combine it with this itty-bitty $5 battery pack (use code XMPQBIDX) and you have a very portable charging kit aukey

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Deal of the Day: 57% Off Star Wars Silicone Molds/Ice Tray (Set of 5) – $12.89

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Want to make ice cubes or chocolates shaped after your favorite Star Wars characters? This is of 5 silicone molds is just what you need! These are all made from 100% food grade pure silicone (no plastic fillers), are BPA free, and are non-toxic! Normally priced at $29.99, the mold are currently selling for just $12.89.

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[Deal: 57% Star Wars Silicone Molds/Ice Tray (Set of 5) – $29.99 $12.89]

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Cats in Famous Movie Scenes [Video]

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Cats make everything better as demonstrated by these felines that have been edited into famous movie scenes.

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